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August 15, 2013 PDF Edition

Quenemo mayor walks out, council reorganizes

QUENEMO—Eight minutes after calling the meeting to order, Quenemo Mayor Bruce Rose responded to a disagreement by asking maintenance supervisor Mike Watts for a pen, then scribbled “I resign” on the back of a piece of paper, and walking out of the council chambers.

The paper just happened to be a copy of a resignation letter from Chris Boggs, who served just four months after being elected in April.

Mud, fun lined up for Cross Country Chaos 5K

OSAGE CITY—No showers have been promised to wash off the mud, but a fun time with plenty to drink, eat and live country-rock music has certainly been scheduled.

That is the pledge from Perry Thompson, organizer of Cross Country Chaos, a 5K obstacle run set for Saturday near Osage City.

Burlingame to host rally, BBQ Sunday

BURLINGAME—Downtown Burlingame will be bustling Sunday, Aug. 18, with the coinciding Rats and Rods Rally and Smokin’ on the Trail biker barbecue, the third year for each event.

The events include door prizes, raffles, food and special guests. The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce is also hosting a vendor fair. Barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Soil contaminated near demolished Burlingame buildings

BURLINGAME—An update on requested repairs to the building at 105 E. Santa Fe Ave. was presented by Burlingame Mayor Mike Dorr during the Aug. 5 meeting of the Burlingame City Council. The council agreed sufficient progress had been made to allow removal of barricades in front of the building.

Dorr discussed a letter the city had received from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on recent completion of a Brownfields hazardous materials inspection of the property.

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